Vinayagar temple is located at the picturesque suburb of Basin, 31 Km from the Melbourne CBD. The Basin forms one of Melbourne’s “green wedges” and is nestled into the forest covered foothills of Mount Dandenong and the Dandenong Ranges National Park, including Doongalla Forest.
The Temple has come a long way from the days of public anger against the construction of a Hindu Temple in the area. The neighbours argued against the construction of the temple siting reasons such as, the temple would degrade the bushland character of the suburb. During the construction of the temple , the craftsmen living in the temple site has to live though the nightmare of being hurled stones by the local youths at night . Melbourne has undergone major demographic changes from those days and the Indian community has grown in strength and affluence. With a new Indian Cultural Centre being built at the temple premises, soon this establishment will become a major attraction for devotees of Lord Ganesha and the Indian community in general.
Information about the deity of Basin Vinayagar Temple – Lord Ganesha
Ganesha has been ascribed many other titles and epithets like Ganapathy and Vigneswara .Lord Ganesha is widely revered as remover of obstacles thus the name Vigneswara . Vigna means obstacles in Saskrit Language. The Prominent name of Lord Ganesha in Tamil language is Pillayar which means noble child. Lord Ganesha is pictured with an elephant head and a pot belly. Generally Ganesha is depicted with two to fourteen arms. Ganesha is often accompanied by his vahana ( vehicle ) Mouse .
Ganesha is also considered as a lord of intellect or wisdom. Puranas describe Ganesha as a brahmachari . Some other religious texts associates him with the concepts of Buddhi (intellect), Siddhi (spiritual power), and Riddhi (prosperity). These qualities are sometimes personified as goddesses, said to be Ganesha’s wives
Melbourne Vinayagar Temple Opening Hours
Sunday 7:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:30-9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm, 6:00-9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm, 6:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm, 6:00-9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm, 6:00-9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm, 6:00-9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:30-9:00 pm
Surrounding areas of the Temple
Melbourne Vinayagar Temple canteen opening hours
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